i check from time to time the “creative” jobs page on craigslist and recently found this interesting posting:
“I am looking for an artist that will help my company create our logo. We are a small business services company looking to build our brand. Only serious people relpy [sic] please. I do some money but was hoping for more barter or exchange or better yet help you build your brand as a graphic designer.”
Seems like a pretty bulletproof plan to me.